Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Straight to all my craft projects I've been working on for the past 3 weeks! This is my first felting attempt. They're coffee cup cozies (to spare the cardboard ones at Starbucks, so they're "green," see?), but they work on regular glasses too. Here's a felted one and an unfelted one so you can see the shrinkage. This yarn was only 50% wool, so it took about 3 washes in hot water to achieve that.

And this is a variegated yarn - made 4 of these with one skein. I like the different colors...except for the one that looks like vomit.

And I finished my niece's Auburn jacket - hooray!

Here's my sister's family in hats. I feel responsible for their warmth...though I hate that the Auburn one is too big...can't win 'em all (like Auburn - ha - didn't even see that one coming).

And my stepdad in plain black. I like this pattern the best - I think it fit the best. It's the same pattern as my nephew's Gamecocks hat above.

My SIL Elizabeth demonstrating how she feels one day after Pure Barre (wait, no, I think she's shaking her fists at me)...and how the cup cozies would be good sweat soaker-uppers...

And my attempt at a camouflage hat for my brother...yeah, I'm the only one that thinks that yarn looks like camouflage.

And this was just a neat picture I threw in. My sister hid candy canes all over the house for the kids to find, and she just gave them the green light to search. Funny how fast teenagers can move when candy is involved.

So this is just the lull between breakfast casserole and Christmas dinner in an hour, so I may try to fit in some knitting now. I hope you all had a very merry Christmas too!


Sheila said...

Merry Christmas and looks like major fun is being had by all.

Pam said...

You've been ridiculously busy! .....and productive! I love the felted coffee cozies - and the patagonia inspired jacket is fabulous - it is a fab pattern you've perfected.

You are a hat maniac - I love the hats!! I'm hopefully learning this winter to to hats and handwarmers. . (fingerless mitts)..

P.S. I can't tell which one looks like throw-up - I think they all look great!

RobbieK said...

How fun, you are so creative! (If your SIL had REALLY worked out at Pure Barre, she wouldn't be able to lift her arms like that, they would be too sore ;)

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Sister said...

Bahahaha! That's right - we were all so sore the next day it wasn't funny....except it was funny that 4 women are groaning every time they get up or do something.

Sheila, hope you had a great Christmas too!

Pam - I was honored that the pattern-writer of the cup cozies asked if she could use one of my photos on the pattern page! What?! (That's probably standard at Ravelry, but it made me feel special.)